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What Wine Goes Best With Combos? Doc Kaalberg’s Latest Food Review Examines This Question

June 29th, 2022
What Wine Goes Best With Combos? Doc Kaalberg's Latest Food Review Examines This Question

Random Person: I wish there was a Certified Wine Expert to tell me what wine pairs with my Combos… Me: I got you fam… Product Review Combos, the quintessential stoner snack. Invented in the late 70s this baked not fried snack hit the shelves in 1985. A bite-sized, cheese-filled cracker, pretzel or tortilla, COMBOS was developed by Mars Chocolate North America. Since the first nacho cheese variety was introduced, the line has expanded to seven distinct flavor combinations (cheddar cheese pretzel, pizzeria pretzel, cheddar cheese cracker, pepperoni pizza cracker, zesty salsa... Read More

California Pho Is Undeniable… And Good, Says Doc Kaalberg

June 28th, 2022
California Pho Is Undeniable... And Good, Says Doc Kaalberg

I get lost sometimes in my reviews. One can only describe how a food tastes so many times without repeating themselves. It was great, amazing, flavorful, perfect, the best I’ve ever had, omg Becki so good, LIT AF. I am sure I could continue on. This weekend, I had the chance to sit down at California Pho , invited by Binh Nguyen Van. Joined by Cook and Cuffs by Chef Keys . What I was in store for was more than any of the words above. Normally I try to order 4 to 5 things off the menu to give everyone a spread of foods to ogle over. However today we are keeping it simple. 3 items... Read More

Doc Kaalberg Goes Out On A Limb To Recommend This Iowa Pie Company

March 16th, 2022
Doc Kaalberg Goes Out On A Limb To Recommend This Iowa Pie Company

The first citation states “as easy as pie” originated in Australia in the 1920s. It grew from the term “pie on” or “pie at” which means to be very good at something. The root is the Maori word “pai” which means “good”. Hence, if you’re good at something it will be as easy as pie. Out On A Limb Pie Company, demonstrates there is nothing easy about her pies. In fact these are pain staking creations of lots of scientific development and meticulously crafted amazingly baked concoctions. For her it has become “Easy as Pie”. By her, I am referring to Juli.... Read More

What Are The Top Spots For Pizza In Illinois And Iowa? Doc Kahlberg Gives His Opinions

February 17th, 2022
What Are The Top Spots For Pizza In Illinois And Iowa? Doc Kahlberg Gives His Opinions

I don’t review a lot of pizza spots. Pizza is one of those things that you find what you love and stick to it. My top spots in the QC for pizza are as follows. This isn’t a ranking btw, just my favorite spots in the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities. A) Quad City Pizza Company speciality pizza’s and that crust.. B) Maria’s Pizza Colona Chicago Style, my God. Drooling just thinking about it. Best Chicago style in the QC, and yes I’ve had everyone’s. C) Saint Giuseppe Inc. Pork Out Pizza and Single Topping are great, the cheese love though…you... Read More

Quad City Pizza Company’s Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Hits All The Right Notes, Doc Says

February 8th, 2022
Quad City Pizza Company's Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Hits All The Right Notes, Doc Says

Part Pizza Part Bacon Cheeseburger this new creation for the month of February at Quad City Pizza Company hits all the right notes. I don’t know why I like, err, love this thing so much. I feel guilty, it’s like my high school crush on the lunch lady, I know it’s wrong but I go back for seconds anyway. My eyes see pizza, but my mouth says Bacon Freaking Cheeseburger. A little savory a little sweet, kinda like my high school lunch lady, less upper lip mustache. Give it a try you might fall in love like I did. With the pizza, not Lunch Lady Esmerelda. (I miss her smile... Read More

Diablo ‘Effin Hot’ Tacos From Tacobar Are Muy Caliente, Doc Says

December 7th, 2021
Diablo 'Effin Hot' Tacos From Tacobar Are Muy Caliente, Doc Says

Diablo “Effin Hot” Carnasada Tacos from Tacobar .The taste outweighed the perfect amount of heat. I’d go to hell for these tacos if they were always on the menu. Toby also lemme try his new to the menu chimichanga’s. Pictured is the pulled pork the taste on these is stupid good. 100% honesty I’ve never finished a meal from Tacobar? The portions are ridiculously big, insanely tasty, and I haven’t partaken in the Devils lettuce pre-feasting. If you tried Tacobar in the past, and weren’t impressed. Give them another shot. Toby Christianson is one of... Read More

Indian Cafe Is A Hidden Gem In East Moline, Doc Says

November 29th, 2021
Indian Cafe Is A Hidden Gem In East Moline, Doc Says

Over the last year I’ve learned a few tricks when going out to eat. Let me share the best one. City workers and garbage men know the best spots. Pulling into the parking lot of the World Market located just off the Avenue of the Cities in East Moline, if you venture inside you’ll find a little spot called Indian Cafe. On the day I went it was Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. The beginning of a new year and a celebration of new beginnings for many that follow the Hindu faith. So, I did what any red blooded American country boy would do. I ordered a cheeseburger. Okay that... Read More

Chef Laken’s Kitchen Brigade Is Culinary Poetry In Motion, Doc Says

September 23rd, 2021
Chef Laken's Kitchen Brigade Is Culinary Poetry In Motion, Doc Says

Kinetic is the word that comes to mind when speaking with Chef Laken. It’s a Wednesday night and I am sitting down to share a meal and a conversation with another incredible Chef. The restaurant, The Kitchen Brigade, 210 E. River Drive, Davenport. The food, Wings and Cakes (Double fried chicken wings, sticky honey chow chow with Alabama white sauce and lattice corn cakes) and Chicken & Grits (Pan seared thigh, green chile grits, chorizo cream, cilantro salad, with roasted tomatoes) Quite possibly the best grits I’ve ever had. These Chef made meals by the QC and maybe world famous... Read More

Mimis Tres Leches Cakes Are Devilishly Tempting, Doc Says

September 8th, 2021
Mimis Tres Leches Cakes Are Devilishly Tempting, Doc Says

I did something terrible last night. Once my wife finds out, I don’t know what happens to my marriage. I’m sorry Mimi’s Tres Leches Cakes, people need to know. There you were though. Sitting behind that glass door. You were looking like more than a snack, maybe not the whole cake just a piece. My God, it’s been so long since I’ve had a piece though. I know I’m a sick man, and you’re nothing but trouble for me. That look you gave me though, those dinner table eyes I had to have you. Those sitting in the parking lot, in a dark area with some Careless Whisper... Read More

REVIEW: Lock 14 Dam Good Salsa Is Hot, Doc Kaalberg Says

September 4th, 2021
REVIEW: Lock 14 Dam Good Salsa Is Hot, Doc Kaalberg Says

There are few things fresher in life than LOCK 14 Dam Good Salsa. For example. 1). Stepping out of the shower on a hot day, wrapping a towel around your waist, and then using the A/C vent in the bathroom to air dry your undercarriage. 2). The way the pores on your nose feel for 1 min and 48 seconds after ripping a Biore charcoal nose strip off your face, that you saw in your wife’s make up drawer, while air drying your undercarriage off over a A/C vent in the bathroom. 3). Stepping into the kitchen, to a fresh batch of Lock and Dam Good Salsa on the counter that’s been prepared... Read More